Achievement of EE, FAST-NU Lahore at SOFTEC-2014

The Final year Projects from EE Department of FAST-NU, Lahore, have achieved following milestones in different competitions at SOFTEC-2014

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Engineering Project Competition
1.First Prize Title: HANDROID (A glove based interface to translate hand gestures for sign language vocalization & control of an anthropomorphic robotic hand)
Members:

  • Shehwar Hussain (TL),
  • Usama Nisar,
  • Anas Imtiaz,
  • Haseb Khalid,
  • Waleed Usman,
  • Mujtaba Ali
Advisor:Omer Saleem Bhatti

2.Second Prize Title: FLAMES (An Autonomous Fire Detecting and Extinguishing Mobile Robotic Platform)
Members:

  • Faisal Abbas (TL),
  • Shaheera Muneer,
  • M. Awais Ali,
  • M. Sameed

Advisor: Omer Saleem Bhatti

Software Project Competition

Third Prize Title: SMART-PAL (Application of Kinect-based strategy to track human limbs for tele-robotic manipulation and tele-presence tasks)
Members:

  • Saif-Ullah (TL)
  • Saad Saif
  • Fatima Shujaat
  • Hassan Rashid
  • Junaid Iqbal
  • Aqeel Abbas

Advisor: Omer Saleem Bhatti

DramaF wins at Daira '14

DramaF (FAST NU Lahore’s Dramatics Society) presented their play "A Tale of Tumours" at the theatre competition of Daira - Olympiad at FAST Faisalabad. Our theme and acting was highly appreciated at the event. They had two categories of awards and we are proud to announce that both were bagged by Dramaf.
Best play
Best Performer

A Lecture on "Romance in Islam"  by the Quran Society

The lecture on "Romance in Islam" was organized by the Quran Society on Feburary 21, 2014 01:00 PM -- 02:30 PM in Girls Common Room to bring into limelight the true picture of love as indicated in Quran and Sunnah. The speaker was Ms. Zaynab Khan, an Alimah from Zaynab Academy. The strength of the audience was around 70 which was appreciable. The speaker was able to involve the interest of the audience till the very end. It was an all-girls event that took place in the Girls Common Room, followed by light refreshments.

A Talk by Lord Nazir Ahmad(Member British Parliament)

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FAST NUCES ACM presented a talk on Education in Pakistan and its International Impact by Lord Nazir (Member British Parliament) on Wednesday February 19, 2014. The event was huge success and it was attended by large number of students and faculty members. During the Talk Lord Sb empathized on the importance of education, system development and personal grooming.

Lahore Stock Exchange Visit of BS(AF) Students

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Financial Literacy Program (FLP) is an educational and awareness program being offered by Lahore Stock Exchange and other partnering financial and capital market institutions of Pakistan under the broader 'financial literacy initiative' of the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE). Under this Program, adult age student participants from schools, colleges and universities are targeted for different on-campus and on-location briefing programs and other activities.
 Since Pakistan is characterized as having very low rates of savings & investments, low penetration of financial products & services and relatively lax enforcement standards to protect the consumers, therefore a campaign for the financial literacy is deemed as the need of the hour. It is in this context that SAFE has embarked on the “Financial Literacy Initiative in Pakistan”.
 Under this initiative, several types of financial awareness programs are planned which aim to target different kinds of financial consumers in our society. In this way, targeted teaching and practical money-handling skills shall be provided to almost all social segments of our population.
 To continue the efforts of Learning Initiative, information sessions were successfully conducted in the Old Auditorium on Feb 12 & 14 2014. The session was attended by the faculty and students. 3rd session was organized on 17th Feb 2014, orientation visit to the Lahore Stock Exchange where students learned and observed the practical knowledge of working of stock exchanges, CDC, Brokerage Houses.

Study Tour to Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Project

 FAST-NUCES Department of Civil Engineering visited the Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Project at Muzzarfarabad. The trip went from 4th Feb to 7th Feb. It was a study tour as the students visited and were well known to the tunneling construction running at Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Project. Student carefully acknowledged the turbine energy generation of 960 MW. The team visited the C-2 Site at Majhoi and C-3 site at Chatter Class. There the team adventured and statistically learned about the structural engineering, hydraulics negotiation and geological feasibilities of the area. These site were briefed to them by WAPDA and NESPAK officials. Moreover the bunch of students creatively enjoyed the best to their perspective knowledge and practical build-up. On their return the students visited the First Ever Cantilever Bridge in Pakistan at the same city and were engaged in more deep beneficial knowledge of the discipline. FAST-NUCES pays the hats off contribution regards to the Organizers of the Trip and personal humbles please to WAPDA and NESPAK.

More detail can be found here

Full Bright Scholarship 2015

The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has announced the 2015 Fulbright Program for Masters’ and Ph.D. degrees in the U.S.  The announcement appeared in leading dailies of Pakistan on Sunday, February 16th.   More Details can be found ScholarShip Program

Achievements of VOICE-Debating Society

VOICE-Debating Society is proud to announce its achievements of fall 2013.
1.Forman Christian College Model United Debates 2014 (FORMUN’14)
Best Delegate Award: Saad Nadeem Sheikh
Honorary Mention: Waleed Nouman

2.LGS-55 Main Urdu Parliamentary Debates 2014 FAST-A were the Semi-Finalists
Speakers: Mohammad Wasee, Hasan Rafique and Raza Gillani

3.Kinnaird College Debating Championship 2013
FAST Lahore were the Semi-Finalists in English after beating UCL-A
Speakers: Saad Nadeem, Eisha Tahir, Saad Nadeem sheikh

4.Hajvery University Declamation Competition
2nd Best Speaker Urdu: Usama Lodhi
3rd Best Speaker English: Mir Rawtah
Consolation Prize English: Saad Nadeem

5.FAST A lifts the English Team Trophy
Speakers: Saad Nadeem, Saad Nadeem Sheikh

6.Mian Ifthikharuddin Debates
Mian Ifthikharuddin Debates Urdu at LGS JT FAST-A holds the award of Runner Up at MIDC
Speakers: Nouman Shafqat, Raza Gillani, Ammar Bukhari

7.Beaconhouse ALGC Declamation Competition English
Best Speaker Award: Ubair Khan

8.UMT Parliamentary Style Debating Competition
FAST Lahore secures 3rd position and a cash prize
Speakers: Saad Nadeem Sheikh, Nouman Shafqat, Saad Nadeem

Eid Milad un-Nabi (SAW) Holiday

The FAST-NU, Lahore Campus will remain closed on Tuesday, 14th January, 2014 on account of Eid Milad un-Nabi (SAW).

Ms Saira Karim defense PhD thesis in computer science            

Ms. Saira Karim of computer science department of Lahore campus defended publicly her PhD thesis titled "  On Generation of Some Non-equivalent Combinatorial Objects" on the 28th of December 2013. She happens to be the first PhD in computer science produced by Lahore campus. Her supervisor was Dr. S.M. Husnine. The foreign reviewers were Simon Rinaldi from Italy and Vincent Vajnovszki from France. While the local external examiners were Professor Arif Zaman from LUMS and Dr. Mehvish I. Poshni from PUCIT Lahore. From her PhD thesis, Saira Karim has three publications in ISI indexed journals including two with positive impact factor.